Robert Craig Knievel (October 17, 1938 – November 30, 2007), professionally known as Evel Knievel was an American stunt performer and entertainer. Over the course of his career, he attempted more than 75 ramp-to-ramp motorcycle jumps; in 1974, he failed an attempted canyon jump across Snake River Canyon in the Skycycle X-2, a steam-powered rocket.
Knievel was inducted into the Motorcycle Hall of Fame in 1999. He died of pulmonary disease in Clearwater, Florida, in 2007, aged 69.
History with the Macy's Parade
Evel Knievel first appeared in the Macy's Parade back in 1973, on his motorcycle. Two years later in 1975 he got his own float. the Float (furnished by the Ideal Toy Corporation) featured a giant version of a motorcycle, the float retired after The 1976 Parade.